On the violation of hospitalized patients' rights: A qualitative study

Khademi, Mojgan and Mohammadi, Eesa and Vanaki, Zohreh (2019) On the violation of hospitalized patients' rights: A qualitative study. NURSING ETHICS, 26 (2). pp. 576-586.

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Background: Nurses have always been known as an advocate for the rights of patients. The recognition of what is perceived as the violation of patients' rights can help nurses to understand patients' concerns and priorities. Thus, it helps nurses play their supportive roles more effectively. Objective: The aim of this study was to explore different dimensions of the violation of patients' rights. Research design: Data were collected utilizing unstructured interviews and field notes. Data analysis was conducted using the qualitative content analysis approach. Prolonged engagement, maximum variation sampling, and member check were among the factors which enriched the research. Participants and research context: The sample consisted of 18 patients and 11 members of their families. They were purposively selected from two hospitals in Tehran during 2009-2012. Ethical considerations: The research was approved by the Ethics Committee of the university and hospitals. Finding: The patients' rights were violated in a variety of ways. There were three main dimensions to this issue: (a) care recession including deprivation of the caregiver's presence and the delay/lack of needed responses; (b) receiving mechanical care including superficiality, lack of emotion, and failure to understand the situation; and (c) being disrespected including humility and aggression. Conclusion: The patients and their families consider any shortcomings in relation to the patient and the quality of care as the violation of the rights. The findings of the study imply sensitizing managers toward providing appropriate conditions as well as educating nurses to observe patients' rights. It is suggested that the processes leading to the violation of patients' rights be discovered and prevented in the future.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2019 06:32
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2019 06:32
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1635

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